Auction Academy Closes 2015 with Joint Session in Detroit

November 12, 2015 | 2015 - Press Releases

Auction Academy finished the 2015 academic year with a joint session of two Class Groups, which met in Detroit, Michigan on October 26-28.  Over 30 students and staff participated in an in-depth tour of Flint Auto Auction led by auction owners John Luce and Bill Williams.  In addition to a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of one of the most successful auctions in the country, students also met with members of the auction staff, and came away with a better understanding of how Flint Auto Auction, in its 63rd year, has become one of the nation’s premier remarketing centers for General Motors, Ally Financial, Credit Acceptance/VRS and a host of other accounts.The group went on to visit Detroit’s Renaissance Center, World Headquarters for General Motors, which included a session on factory vehicle sales led by Dan Kennedy of GM’s Remarketing Department, as well as a tour of ONSTAR.  Later that day the … Continued

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There’s a Lot to Say About Action Academy

February 12, 2015 | 2015 - Press Releases

THE TOP-LEVEL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE FOR AUCTION PROFESSIONAL“Auction Academy is a great way to build lasting relationships with people in our industry. Going behind the scenes of other auctions and fleet companies to see how these operations work was a valuable part of the program, and I have taken away a few things for each meeting that have helped me make our auction more profitable.”BRANDON DERRICKMemphis AAClass 3: Administration“Auction Academy’s curriculum, teachers, site visits, and peer camaraderie have all contributed to making me a more well-rounded and aware auction professional. Networking with industry veterans and other fellow auction professionals has been by far one of the most valuable benefits of the program.”WYATT CARTERSanford AutoDealers ExchangeClass 1: Next Generation“Having continued access to Auction Academy’s incredible staff and faculty, and the exposure to other auctions and industry partners have expanded my understanding of our industry. The knowledge I have gained and … Continued

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